Wine & Cheese – 12th Serving

Every week on Wednesday I  devote a blog to whining.  Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.  I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile  just a bit more than normal.

Sit back and join me now for the 11th serving of some wine and cheese!


Bag It, Stuff It, Can It!

What is so hard about properly sealing up one’s garbage, especially when it is going to sit at the curb over night until the sanitation crew gets there to pick it up?  All these half-assed bagging and canning jobs leave for crap spilled out when the winds pick up, or being ripped into by animals.  And then, as if that is not enough, the home owner puts their cans away, but leaves the spilled contents there at the curb and in the street.  Okay, sure, the trash person COULD pick it up, but if he or she did this at every house where it occurs they’d never finish a route in a day!  I get that critters get into cans, we had raccoons get into ours until we figured out that by drilling a hole on the opposite side of the handle, and using bungie cords over the top from the hole to the handle really did work.  I even understand that there are times it simply cannot be helped, but pick up the garbage left behind from your can.  OH and could you maybe get the cans from the curb in a timely fashion, say a day or two or three, so we don’t have to play dodge ’em with them in the street?

Captain Disappointment

I was so tickled when Diva Mom and Diva  Boo went grocery shopping recently and brought me home a box of Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries cereal.  It is a major favorite of mine and I could not wait to indulge.  This past weekend I did just that and OMG WTF who screwed with my favorite less than healthy breakfast and made it healthier????  Seriously they must have reduced the sugar content and added minerals or fiber or shredded cardboard.  This is NOT my cereal!!!  This is NOT your mama’s Captain Crunch, this is a healthy, junked  DOWN imitation!  REALLY????  Look, we old folks  grew up eating all kinds of stuff that clogs arteries, supposedly (key word) makes kids hyper, and will make one fat if they don’t exercise and we all survived!  STOP MESSING WITH MY CEREALS!!!  I want the original back, thank you very much!

Dining With Demons

I am all for taking the kiddos to dinner, IF your little darlings know how to behave when out for a meal.  In case you hadn’t noticed from the daggers being glared your direction from all points in the restaurant, your little demon screaming at the top of his or her lungs is not behaving.  And it is rude.  And it is far from cute.  I know, you are tired, over worked, want to have someone else cook and clean up.  All us parents have been where you are, but if little Bobby or Cindy cannot sit through the meal without throwing a temper tantrum, running around like this is a playground, or throwing things, then get a damn baby sitter or pick up McDonald’s and eat in the park or at home.  No one should be subjected to that ear drum shattering crying because junior isn’t getting his way.  Children running about put other patrons and staff at risk.  Imagine your toddler running into a waitress carrying a heavy tray containing several dinners, some being very hot.  A serious injury can occur and then your sorry self wants to sue!  Plant that kid or take her home.  Try a little discipline but please stop subjecting the rest of us to this dinner from hell.  And no, my kids did not do this, not more than once. The first and only time they found themselves in their car seat fast while the rest of the family finished dinner, one of us sitting in the car with the offender.  And punishment was dealt and we never had to repeat that incident.


Seasonal flavored coffees are in a grocery store near you!  Well near me anyway.  *HUGE HAPPY SMILE*  I love flavored coffee and nothing beats when the holiday flavors start to appear on the grocery store shelves.  Currently we in the Princess Palace are all going Diva over Pumpkin Spice coffee. YUM!!!!  Peppermint has already shown up too, and a number of others.   YEAH HOLIDAY FAVORITES!!

I found out this past weekend that two of my favorite things got in bed together and made another, new favorite thing for me to enjoy.  WoodWick Candles are by far my favorite candle ever.  When you light one it sounds like a fire crackling.  Febreze makes some of the best home fragrance items around, like their luminaries that look and smell like a candle burning but run off batteries and are safe to fall asleep or leave unattended.  Well it seems the two got together and now we can buy Febreze Wooden Wick Candles, combining the sound with some of the best smells around! I am too excited and cannot wait to try these. Not entirely certain it is WoodWick brand but it does appear there is a trademark on the label, I’ll have to look into that part!

The NFL season kicks off this week, and while I am sorry to say good-bye to summer and hot weather, I gotta say that I AM SO READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!!  Got my first fix this weekend watching the UC Bearcats game, and cannot wait for Sunday to arrive for the Cincinnati Bengals season opener!!!  YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


I do benefits for all religions. I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality. ~ Bob Hope


  1. If your kid cant feed itself……. leave it at home with a sitter. While you may think little Susie and Johnny are perfect angels born from a golden groin.. I however do not consider their shrills, screams, crying and tantrums music to my ears. Sorry. I didn’t like or tolerate that shit from MY own kids, I certainly don’t want to be subjected to yours.

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